"The new appliances of today will not last as long as the older ones.
average lifespan of a new major appliance is probably about 5 to 7
from how I can see that they are built. Twenty years ago, they could
last about 10 to 12 years if taken care of.
When buying new appliances, I always take the factory extended
I've used it on a number of occasions for the stove, microwave, and
It included an in-house visit, which saved me a lot of problems. When
considering the high cost of appliances, and the high cost of the
it is a gamble to take an extended warranty for it. "
I don't know what appliances you're buying, but all of mine have lasted
longer than 5-7 years. All my kitchen appliances are now 16 years old
working fine. Washer/dryer are 7 years old, with no problems at all on
any of them.
Just replaced a GE disposal unit that was 16 yrs old, only because a
corroded and to fix it, I had to remove the disposal, which broke the
IMO, the extended warranties on any appliances, TV's, stereos, etc fall
same catagory as the home warranty programs. If you save the money you
spend on all these things, it more than covers repairs, eventual
Plus you don't have the experience of finding out that whatever finally
may not fully cover or you have to argue to get it, etc.